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American Energy Alliance attack group

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Polluting political discourse:

An industry front group best known for opposing the BTU tax in the 1990s has resurfaced in New Mexico, where it’s running radio ads attacking congressman Tom Udall for his opposition to oil drilling. According to Time magazine, the American Energy Alliance was created in 1993 when the National Manufacturers Association “got together with the American Petroleum Institute, 1,600 large companies, small businesses and farmers to form … a group designed solely to defeat the BTU tax. The coalition paid more than $1 million to Burson-Marsteller, a public relations firm, to deploy nearly 45 staff members in 23 states during the past two months. Burson’s goal was to drum up as much grass-roots outrage about the BTU tax as possible and direct it at the swing Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee.” Matthew Reichbach, who reported on the group’s current attacks on Udall, noted that “Information on the group is hard to come by. There are no online Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings, no Internal Revenue Service filings and no way to contact the group.”

Source: New Mexico Independent, July 23, 2008

Written by Leisureguy

1 August 2008 at 12:27 pm

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  1. Tom Udall is a true american, he is no different from the vast majority of Americans, who are going to blow your minds in 2008 election. We know the high price of oil (Gasoline) is in the pockets of the Oil Barons and of course George Bush (Remember Arbusto Oil – illegally selling shares) Or maybe you don’t care about American Truth and Justice, this time the cheaters are not going to be heard, like you. I am a ptriot, a word I am sure you are very unfamiliar with since you are controlled by your own posketbooks, the public knows, so waste your time and your money – in the end you lose.

    Bruce Smith

    15 August 2008 at 10:43 am

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